CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a southwest Charlote 7-Eleven employee was fatally shot Saturday morning.

According to CMPD, officers responded to the 7-Eleven store in the 700 block of Westinghouse Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. When police arrived, the the victim, identified as 55-year-old Khaled Mohamad Elmerkabaoui, was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside the store. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to police, Elmerkabaoui was an employee of the 7-Eleven. CMPD said a witness who stopped at the store made the call to police.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.